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With Gratitude: My Ideal Thanksgiving Meal

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!

Autumn Tablescape

Autumn Tablescape

Lunch, dinner, linner, a steak dinner — you name it; we’ve enjoyed it on Thanksgiving. Yes, one year when we hosted my in-laws we threw tradition out the window and swapped the turkey for grilled New York Strip steaks, and it was a huge hit with the Vitek clan. 1,885 more words

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Sugar and Spice...

Now, if you are anything like me, you looked at the picture of the cinnamon buns, read the title and thought…oooooohhhhh a recipe for those luscious buns! 703 more words

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No Tricks: Halloween Pumpkin Treats

Pumpkin Patch

Happy Halloween!

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve loved dressing up for Halloween. Blame it on my creative mind, but I get a thrill out of coming up with killer (pun intended) costumes each year. 487 more words

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Spice World: Indian Butter Chicken

Indian Butter Chicken

Best served with rice

Let me start off by saying that I realize the photos of this dish might not look so appetizing. 463 more words

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How Sweet It Is: Gamma’s Southern Caramel Cake

3-Layer Caramel Cake

Christmas Eve 1985: Kenny (center) and his Warren cousins with Gamma and Papa Vitek

Caramel Bundt Cake

Every year for my husband Kenny’s birthday I offer to bake him whichever sweet treat he’d like (blondies, cheesecake and chocolate chip cookie cake are among his favorites). 632 more words

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Chicken chicken and more chicken

Spotted these bone-in chicken thighs at Wholefoods .. $12 for 10 pieces..  What a bargain!

For a family of 2, I usually separate this package into 3 meals with 2 preps. 205 more words

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